"The Ready to Read grant program is how state funding is distributed to legally established public libraries in Oregon. The purpose of the grant is for libraries to establish, develop, and improve early literacy services for children 0-6 years old and the statewide summer reading program for youth 0-14 years old. Research shows that early learning and summer enrichment activities have a significant impact on the achievement gap. Library early literacy services and summer reading activities support the state of Oregon’s education priorities and initiatives." - State Library Webpage
Summer Reading in Oregon is a joint project among the OLA Children's Services Division, OYAN, and the State Library. For 2021 and 2022, the plan is to use iREAD as the statewide summer reading vendor. During 2021 and 2022, the CSD Board, OYAN Board, and State Library will assess how iREAD is working for Oregon libraries and get feedback from every library about how iREADs works for libraries. They will then decide together if they will continue with iREAD or go with another vendor for summer reading in the future based on what libraries tell us they need.
Youth Services Consultant
Stuck on your Ready to Read Grant? Need advice about a library issue? Just plain lost? Reach out to Greta Bergquist, the State Library's Youth Services Consultant. She is your personal Reference Librarian.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm